Why is Holly Madison Choosing to Get Induced?
Former Playboy Playmate and Reality Star Holly Madison is tired of waiting on her first baby’s arrival. The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that Madison, who just finished the Alice and Wonderland themed nursery, will be checking herself into the hospital for an induction one day before her due date. She says, “We have decided to induce the delivery if necessary. I will go in Monday afternoon or early evening.”
The star also revealed that while she will let everyone know once the baby is here, that she will not be tweeting or updating the world while she is in labor. She plans to spend her time in the hospital, which she says could take “up to three more days.” with her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella. It won’t be all diaper duty for Madison once her baby girl arrives though, she says, I’m feeling very relaxed, very, very happy, contented, yet a little restless with anticipation, but all is good,” she explains. “I’m ready now for the delivery. I can’t wait to be a mommy, although I’m not giving up my career.”
I know what she is feeling right now; it is such an exciting time waiting for your new baby to be born. However, I wish her and millions of other mothers out there would truly think about their choices before being induced. Except in cases of the mother’s health being substantially at risk wither due to high blood pressure or being extremely overdue, I think it is a poor decision to be induced. While I respect a women’s right to choose the way her birth will go, I do not think we as women are enough aware of the potentially life changing side effects of an induction. For me and many other women out there, an induction that was done to early or at the convenience of our doctor led to a painful C-section, which goes onto affect the births of all of your subsequent children. Women have been giving birth for years; we should let it happen when the baby is ready, and not when we are.
Were you induced? How do you feel about elective inductions?
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